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  Dec 13, 2017
 
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Anthropology Major


Requirements for the Major


The major in anthropology requires a minimum of ten courses. Anthropology includes a variety of subfields, which are incorporated in the major. It is the goal of the major to introduce students to all subfields. However, students often develop special areas of interest within anthropology. To accommodate this diversity, the major offers two alternative tracks. Students interested in combining anthropology with the study of medicine, education, public policy, linguistics, art, or other fields are encouraged to talk to one of the anthropology advisers for recommended courses.

  1. The Sociocultural Track requires:
    1. All of the following courses:
      ANTH 001 PZ -Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology 
      ANTH 002 PZ -Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 
      ANTH 003 PZ -Language, Culture & Society  (or another course in linguistic anthropology)
      ANTH 011 PZ -The World Since 1492 
      ANTH 105 PZ -Field Methods in Anthropology  or 58. Doing Research Abroad
      ANTH 153 PZ -History of Anthropological Theory 
    2. A minimum of four electives in Anthropology. Courses taken on Pitzer Study Abroad programs may be eligible, if they are approved by the Anthropology Field Group.
  2. The Human Evolution, Prehistory and Material Culture Track requires:
    1. All of the following courses:
      ANTH 001 PZ -Introduction to Archaeology and Biological Anthropology 
      ANTH 002 PZ -Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology 
      ANTH 011 PZ -The World Since 1492 
      ANTH 101 PZ -Theory and Method in Archaeology 
    2. Two upper level courses selected from the following:
      ANTH 101 PZ -Theory and Method in Archaeology  (cannot satisfy two requirements)
      ANTH 102 PZ -Museums and Material Culture 
      ANTH 103 PZ -Museums: Behind the Glass 
      ANTH 111 PZ -Historical Archaeology 
      CLAS 161 PZ -Greek Art and Archaeology 
      ANTH 168 PZ -Prehistoric Humans and Their Environments 
      ANTH 170 PZ -Seminar in Human Evolution 
      CLAS 125 PZ -Ancient Spectacle 
      CLAS 150 PZ -Special Topics in Ancient Studies 
      CLAS 162 PZ -Roman Art and Archaeology 
      CLAS 164 PZ -Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius 
    3. A minimum of four electives in anthropology.

A student may substitute a comparable course for a required course with the permission of the field group. Students majoring in anthropology should consult with their adviser to select for the fulfillment of their formal reasoning requirement a course suited both to their interests in anthropology and their back-ground in mathematics. Normally, courses in the student’s major cannot be taken on a pass/no credit basis.

As part of their Pitzer experience, students are encouraged to undertake internships or Pitzer Study Abroad. In the senior year, students may undertake a senior exercise with the guidance of the Anthropology faculty.

Students planning to continue studies on the graduate level should pay particular attention to the need for faculty consultation, especially with respect to preparation in statistics and foreign languages.

Honors:


Students who compile extraordinary records in field group and other Pitzer courses and whose senior exercise is deemed outstanding will be recommended for honors in anthropology.